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Title:Cadastral Politics: The Making of Community-Based Resource Management in Zimbabwe and Mozambique
Author:Hughes, David M.
Periodical:Development and Change
Geographic terms:Mozambique
Subjects:natural resource management
wildlife protection
Politics and Government
Agriculture, Natural Resources and the Environment
Development and Technology
Economics and Trade
Abstract:Projects promoting community-based management of natural resources frequently encourage local smallholders to share flora, fauna, or land forms with State agencies and/or private companies. Ideals of common property and moral economy have inspired this agenda and helped spread it globally. This article recounts the rise and fall of a Campfire (Communal Areas Management Programme for Indigenous Resources) project in Vhimba, eastern Zimbabwe. There, cadastral politics - struggles over the bounding and control of land - overwhelmed negotiations for joint management and eco-tourism. Across the border, in Mozambique, community-based resource management has engaged with cadastral politics in a more fruitful fashion. The Mozambican project in Gogoi mapped smallholders' claims to land while the Zimbabwean project ignored territorial conflict and ultimately succumbed to it. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum.